PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., will have surgery to remove prostate cancer Monday.
A representative from Nelson's office said the senator showed no symptoms and doctors detected the cancer early during a routine medical exam.
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"I've been blessed with good health, which has allowed me the great privilege of public service -- and I look forward to continuing serving our country and Florida," Nelson said.
Nelson said the diagnosis will not affect his plan to run for re-election in 2018.
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